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It’s a fierce fashion world out there, especially when one is trying to navigate top trends for the new season.  If you are like us, and follow many of the industry leaders each season, you can get confused.  Vogue gives their top trend picks. Okay, great! Then you look at Elle, Marie Claire, Instyle, Harper’s Bazaare and they all have their own opinions from what they saw on the runway.  You can usually narrow down about five trends that they all agree on (although they call them something different).  Take for instance this year’s plaid look which you’ll see referred to as prep school, tweed, or English plaid.  You get the idea.

Additionally, some years the same trend repeats itself over and over.  Isn’t plaid on trend pretty much every fall?  Isn’t leather?  You’re not going to wear much leather in the summer, but you will wear the floral trend that comes back every Spring and Summer.  That’s a proven winner!  It seems that wheel is being reinvented with a new “spin” every year but pretty much has the same threads.

This leads us to a favorite “trend” that comes back time and again: Animal Print.  This fall, it’s kind of a big deal because all the industry leaders seem to agree that it’s a VIP (very important print)!   However, instead of a trend, we think of it as more of a staple, like the Little Black Dress.  It never goes out of style so just keep it in your closet.  It’s a proven winner season after season.

The exciting thing is that local boutiques and designers around town agree that animal prints are a VERY big deal this fall so we’ve navigated some fierce looks for you to shop this “trend” locally!

Never Enough Boutique.

You’ll wear these cute tops from Never Enough Boutique over and over and they transition through the seasons.  Pair them with jeans (any color) or nice pants.  Tons of mileage with any of these tops and they will not go out of style.

Never Enough

Cat’s Meow Personalized Gifts

We are so happy that Cats Meow Personalized Gifts added more clothing and accessories when they moved to their larger space.  Take a look at the various pieces they’ve added to spruce up your fall look.  The cardigan can be worn with so many things you already have.  The cute shoes are a fabulous addition and look incredibly comfortable and the skirt is adorable!

Cat’s Meow Personalized Gifts

Giddyup Jane

Giddyup Jane has several amazing options.  The dress is an easy throw on piece with a jean jacket, the rust color top is an amazing color for fall and the python blazer is a show stopper!!!!

Giddyup Jane

Heels Boutique

Loving each piece below from Heels.  The t-shirt is a go-to piece, the pink top is incredibly unusual (you’ll get complements) and the faded print boots are simply awesome!

Heels Boutique


These super fun looks from koho are “spot on” for the season.  The python print dress is one you can dress up or down depending on what you wear with it, the leopard print cross body bag is a must have and the perfect going out size, and that python blazer is simply wonderful dressed up or down!


TLynn’s Boutique

The v-neck leopard print top below is a wonderful staple and we love it worn with this jacket!  The black top with leopard sleeves is fun, and unique and we adore the python print booties.  You can’t go wrong adding any of these great pieces from TLynn’s Boutique to your Fall 2019 look.

TLynn’s Boutique

Rachel’s Grove

The three unique pieces below from Rachel’s Grove are each statement pieces.  The python print shirt dress is a gorgeous sapphire blue that will stand out from the rest.  The leopard top has beautiful sleeves and the zebra wrap dress is timeless.

Rachel’s Grove

Mark Jenkins and Claire Flowers

Animal print footwear is having a moment, but we hope it sticks around because it’s fabulous.  Local footwear designers Mark Jenkins and Claire Flowers both have amazing designs in their lines this season.  Pair any of these with jeans, a dress or simply amp up an all black ensemble with any one of these divas.

Mark Jenkins top left and bottom right & Claire Flowers top right and bottom left

Leopard Boutique

It’s stands to reason that the boutique with the name of this look has tons of options.  Leopard Boutique is loving Fall 2019 and you can see the results below!  There are just too many cute options to choose from!  The python bomber might have a slight edge though! AH-mazing!

Looks from Leopard Boutique

Looks from Leopard Boutique

Animal print is fun and here to stay!  Investing in a few pieces this season is sensible because you’ll get tons of mileage from them while looking ultra hip.  Some people say it’s trending, but we know better.  #classic #wardrobestaple

AM having fun and showing off more awesome tops from Leopard and a fuzzy eye mask from The Spotted Pig


Spring ’19 Looks from Leopard Boutique

Thank you, next, Mother Nature!

Seriously it’s time for her to turn on the defrost!  Although we’ll be sweating in no time, so in an effort to prepare for Lou’s bipolar temperature swing we stopped by Leopard Boutique in Webster Groves and found some fabulous warmer weather looks.  They all pair back to the most adorable (and affordable) denim for spring and summer.

Do you prefer a red or a white? We definitely love them both this season – paired with denim.


Ann-Marie can rock any red, and the cherry red top with shoulder tie from Leopard looks divine on her Italian coloring.  Finding a red top suitable for a fair skinned, redhead can be tricky however. The secret to success is finding a darker, warmer shade.  We spotted a ruffle sleeved top for GG and we think it’s a winner. (pictured below)

Not to be overshadowed are the amazing and affordable denim styles at Leopard.  We love the creative, cropped detail that you typically pay up for.

For footwear, AM paired wedges from local designer Mark Jenkins (his new styles can be found at Leopard) and GG paired her own western style booties.  A wedge or block heel elongates the legs and looks fabulous with cropped denim.


This season’s white blouse is working hard to prove that it’s anything but a boring staple piece.  It says, “Do NOT layer me!”  The stand out and stand alone tops pictured below are from Leopard and you’ll want!

Find these and other amazing Spring 2019 looks at any of Leopard Boutique’s three locations:  Webster Groves, St. Charles and Maplewood.

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Trending for Fall ’18: Camo and Leopard Prints

It’s all about prints for fall 2018!  Leopard and Camo are having a huge moment and we love it!  You can seriously find these trends in pieces from head to toe – locally!  Our favorite – the camo and leopard shoes and boots this season.  See Mark Jenkins Footwear!

This bold look from Topshop pairs the two prints (hey why not!) but if you want to get double the mileage, pair them with basics or pops of color for separate, but equally cool, looks!

This look from Topshop pairs the two patterns.

There are endless amazing camo pieces available locally!

Animal prints in general are huge for fall ’18, but we think leopard is the standout this season. You can find it everywhere you look, even in home decor.  We found a quote on Rusted Chandelier‘s Instagram that sums it up, “As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” – Jenna Lyons

Leopard Ottoman from Rusted Chandelier in Kirkwood, MO

Local leopard looks!

Spring 2017 Trend: Statement Sleeves

No accessories needed when wearing this season’s voluptuous sleeves.  The look commands attention and, the bigger the sleeve, the more you will be the envy of those with a finer sense of fashion and detail.  Here are a few of our early favorites but as always, we are on the hunt to find spectacular sleeves locally.  Stay tuned!


Fall 2016 Velvet Crush

More velvet looks for an inspiring Fall 2016!

Summer 2016 Featured Look

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